Quarry from Brooklyn Tweed

Quarry

from Brooklyn Tweed
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
200 yards
(183 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
3.0 to 3.5 sts
= 1 inch
US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Woolen-Spun 3-Ply Mock Twist
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash
Color: Heathered
Construction: Unspun
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Ply: 3-ply
Put up: Winding required
Dyed: United States

Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. We begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

Quarry is offered in a new palette of fifteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.

Please see BT’s tips for working with Quarry, available here.

Watch how Quarry is made at https://www.brooklyntweed.com/woolen-and-worsted-yarns/

popular colorways

Alabaster

35 stashed

84 projects

Citrine

101 stashed

272 projects

Flint

97 stashed

192 projects

Fossil

19 stashed

54 projects

Garnet

113 stashed

237 projects

Geode

217 stashed

421 projects

Granite

98 stashed

254 projects

Gypsum

144 stashed

356 projects

Hematite

220 stashed

447 projects

Lapis

126 stashed

265 projects

Lazulite

240 stashed

455 projects

Moonstone

312 stashed

650 projects

Obsidian

174 stashed

371 projects

Sandstone

130 stashed

295 projects

Serpentine

153 stashed

342 projects

Slate

193 stashed

418 projects

Sulphur

129 stashed

278 projects